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Noughts and Crosses Sandwiches Recipe

Try Lee Holmes' Noughts and Crosses Sandwiches Recipe

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This is a super fun way to mix up the kids’ usual sandwich routines. If you don’t have a square lunchbox, just top the open sandwiches with another slice of bread and layer them into the lunchbox. Kids will still have a smile on their faces eating them and may even want to play.

Serves: 2



  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 2 slices brown-rice bread
  • 1 slice sourdough bread
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 thin slices carrot
  1. Mix yoghurt and cucumber together and set aside.
  2. Cut 5 4cm squares from the brown-rice bread and 4 4cm squares from sourdough and set aside.
  3. Spread sourdough squares with hummus and rice bread squares with yoghurt/cucumber dip.
  4. In square lunchbox, arrange bread squares to form chequerboard pattern with rice bread in corners and centre. Cut 10 thin 5cm-long pieces from celery stalk to make crosses and place on the brown-rice squares then place carrot slices on sourdough squares to make noughts.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.